A concert in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus (above)
During the last six years, Antony Jeffrey’s primary focus has been devising and leading music and opera tours to the UK, Europe, and the United States. The most recent tour in April 2019 for Alumni Travel to New York and Boston was his twelfth, and several more are planned for the next two years. This Alumni tour to the US was unusual as all other recent tours have been private tours he has planned, organised and led himself in association with his wife Sally. He is convinced this is the best way to run and manage tours as it retains the intimacy of friendship and mutual enjoyment of great musical, personal and cultural experiences.
His next tour, in July/ August 2019, takes a fabulous journey from the Munich Opera Festival in Bavaria up the Rhine for the Rheingau Festival in Wiesbaden to beautiful Bruges in Belgium and on to Stockholm where it concludes at the famous ancient Royal Theatre at Drottningholm.
This will be followed in March 2020 with a tour starting in Bonn, former German capital, to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. The tour will include performances of all the Beethoven symphonies played by the sensational Russian orchestra MusicAeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, and will also visit Berlin and Dresden. Details of both these tours are shown under Upcoming Music Tours.
Information about Antony Jeffrey’s past tours can be found on the Blog
Antony Jeffrey has been an arts professional for over 40 years. Trained as an accountant, he later realised he wanted more excitement in his life and commenced a career in the arts as the first Director of the Australia Council’s Music Board. Long stints as marketing director of The Australian Opera (now Opera Australia), as general manager of the ACO and subsequently the Song Company, have been interspersed with a great many consulting assignments in the arts and entertainment industries.
In 2010 his book Many Faces of Inspiration, based on conversations with many leading figures in the arts was published by Wakefield Press. Copies can be ordered at www.manyfacesofinspiration.com
In 2008, he was awarded an AM for his services to the arts.